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Official: Dell joins McLaren as Technology Partner

  • Published on 08 Feb 2018 11:41
  • comments 15
  • By: Rob Veenstra

McLaren is delighted to announce a multi-faceted, long-term partnership with Dell Technologies, the world’s largest privately-controlled technology company.

Dell Technologies, which consists of seven global brands – Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream and VMware – will bring its deep technology expertise to all McLaren Technology Group companies, including McLaren Racing and McLaren Applied Technologies, as well as benefitting McLaren’s esports programme, World’s Fastest Gamer.

The McLaren Technology Group has just completed the first part of its IT transformation journey towards a high-performing hybrid cloud capability. This includes a modern, agile, automated, performant and highly available set of data centre services, using Dell EMC compute, storage, and infrastructure management software.

The partnership will seamlessly integrate Dell Technologies’ wide-ranging platform of solutions into McLaren’s day-to-day operations, including support for design and manufacturing, trackside operations, telemetry, safety-critical ecosystems, storage, esports and simulation, fan engagement and guest experience.

McLaren and Dell Technologies intend to collaborate on future projects in the areas of security, cloud, digital and workplace transformation technologies, with scope for technical innovation not only within the two organisations but also the wider industry.

Zak Brown, Executive Director, McLaren Technology Group, commented: "McLaren’s agreement with Dell Technologies expands beyond the traditional sponsorship model. We are like-minded organisations led by the key principles of technical innovation and human progress at the cutting-edge of data-driven technology."

"Formula 1 is a relentless environment, and partnering with Dell Technologies provides us with class-leading capabilities and support to drive invaluable efficiencies that will enable McLaren to perform at the highest possible level across our entire business operations. We are especially excited about the future possibilities that will arise within McLaren Applied Technologies, an area of our business that is growing fast and offers huge potential."

"This announcement is a further statement that McLaren has strong ambitions as we strive to take an important leap in performance both on-track and off it. Dell Technologies is the perfect partner and our two brands share the same ethos, which will propel us towards our business objectives for 2018 and beyond."

Jeremy Burton, Chief Marketing Officer, Dell Technologies, commented: "Dell Technologies’ relationship with McLaren builds upon a shared heritage of innovation, engineering excellence and high performance. Over the past few years, McLaren’s rich history in motorsports has given rise to a more diverse and ambitious organisation that we’re excited to partner with."

"Our partnership is expansive, enabling us to showcase our Dell Technologies portfolio from consumer gaming and esports to the enterprise edge, data centre and cloud."

"We look forward to playing a transformative role within every facet of the McLaren Group, both trackside and at the McLaren Technology Centre. It is the first time we have partnered as Dell Technologies in a global commercial agreement of this nature, and we look forward to a long-term collaboration."

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  • Good, this is actually a pretty significant sponsor that makes sense. Keep them coming.

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    • Feb 8 2018 - 15:51
  • Good news for them, though personally Im not fond of Dell. Have they sorted out their working conditions in China?

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    • Feb 8 2018 - 17:10
    • Pauli

      Posts: 140

      Any company operating or subcontracting in China is very likely to have working conditions or environmental impact that is illegal in EU. The problems range from China's laws allowing a lot more. It is also common that industries even break the relaxed rules. Of course it is much less likely for operations directly linked to a big multinational than a smaller Chinese subcontractor.

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      • Feb 8 2018 - 17:20
    • Very much so, and then it hould be telling that Dell is infamous even in terms of Chinese work condition standards. And when you are infamous for bad working conditions in a country like China, you know something is fucked up.

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      • Feb 8 2018 - 17:26
    • Hepp

      Posts: 200

      Has V.J. Malya and Monisha Kaltinbourn sorted out their legal problems? ... big money is too sticky, yet, so slippery.

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      • Feb 8 2018 - 22:46
    • True, but Kaltenborn isnt in F1 anymore.

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      • Feb 9 2018 - 05:39
    • And yes, I realize its impossible to avoid anything produced in China, and usually I dont actively avoid them, but when you have a company with worse work ethics than Apple or Lenovo for their Chinese workers, and only Huawei has worse reports, I wont support them.

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      • Feb 9 2018 - 06:22
  • Why do we not have any efforts going to implement the self driving tehc. in F1.

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    • Feb 8 2018 - 17:13
    • Because its a sport testing driving skills, and self driving tech would literally kill that notion?

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      • Feb 8 2018 - 17:27
    • @CALLE.ITW: Your sarcasm detector is not working.

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      • Feb 9 2018 - 08:57
    • Maybe, but sarchasm detectors supplied by Thermo Fischer are well known for their low sensitivity to trace amounts of sarchasm in text. :p

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      • Feb 9 2018 - 10:05
  • If you took out and removed all the products..... in an average house.... made in China under poor working conditions, your average house would be half empty, your car wouldn't start and you'd have no mobile or computer. The World lives on cheap products made from slave labour in China. Zero reson to pick on Dell, Apple or anyone else that's the way economics work - you want things cheap - China makes it because of cheap labour!

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    • Feb 8 2018 - 21:08
    • Yeah but as I've said: you know you've fucled up if even the Chinese consider your work ethics poor.

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      • Feb 9 2018 - 05:44
  • Lotus4Ever

    Posts: 26

    Oh....You mean like IKEA goods - not at all made in China under poor working conditions....(remember Your sarcasm detector)

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    • Feb 9 2018 - 11:47
    • Actually, not all of it is. :) Notice how I havent excluded any other company from my list, companies are companies after all, but some are worse than others, Im sure you agree. :)

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      • Feb 9 2018 - 12:16

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